Day 277: Red Door, Nebraska City Church

Now that I’ve learned the significance of red doors on churches I’m on the lookout for more to photograph. The first red door I saw on a church was during a visit to  South Windsor Connecticut. Little did I know the second one I would find would be in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The oldest Episcopal church in Nebraska, founded in 1857 has a crimson door. 

Red Door at a church in Nebraska

Red Door at a church in Nebraska

So what does it mean when you see a red door on a church? What does it represent in the Christian faith? The blood of Christ. As you walk through the door into the house of worship you are cleansed in the blood of Christ. Read about my first encounter below, along with the history of Martin Luther and a very famous door.

Significance of Red Doors in a Church – 3 Quarters Today

I didn’t know of the significance of red doors on churches until I read, Finally A Red Door, on another Project 365 blog. Although this door is of a Catholic church in Connecticut the symbolism of a red door in churches spans 
Since I drive around the country side on a regular basis you would think I would spot more, but I believe the tradition of painting church doors to represent the blood of Christ is no longer fashionable. Have you ever see a red door on a church? 
 
 

 

 
 

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